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    Why choose 3DEXPERIENCE?

    April 25, 2022

    If your design team is considering implementing the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform, there are a few key points to know. The Platform offers significant advantages including the flexibility of browser-based tools, the convenience of interconnected apps in one common interface and low IT overhead. Keep reading to find out why the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform may be a good fit for your team’s needs.


    What is 3DEXPERIENCE?

    April 5, 2022

    “3DEXPERIENCE on the cloud provides you with a complete suite of industry-leading solutions which gives you everything you'll need to bring your idea to reality, including design & engineering, manufacturing & production, simulation, governance & collaboration.” - Dassault Systèmes

    The 3DEXPERIENCE Platform from Dassault Systèmes is a cloud-based collaborative environment built with design teams in mind. The Platform is an interconnected online ecosystem where your data management, collaboration and design tools are all housed in one common interface. The Platform hosts a portfolio of enterprise-class technologies including: SOLIDWORKS, CATIA, SIMULIA, DELMIA, and ENOVIA. In this article we will take a closer look at a few key traits of the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform.


    Designing for Today: SOLIDWORKS Cloud 3DSwym

    March 14, 2022

    3DSwym is the design team’s communication hub on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform and comes included with SOLIDWORKS Cloud. The cloud-based collaborative tools keep team members in the loop through every stage of the design process. The 3DSwym app includes community posting, private messaging and a number of other features which will lead to more effective communication within the organization.


    Designing for Today: 3D Creator

    January 31, 2022

    From the makers of SOLIDWORKS, xDesign provides powerful 3D Modeling capabilities in your browser through the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform. xDesign is a cloud-based mechanical CAD tool included with SOLIDWORKS Cloud. Here are a few things you need to know about xDesign!


    Top 3 Ways to Get SOLIDWORKS Online

    November 1, 2021

    Now more than ever before, our customers are looking for flexible ways to access SOLIDWORKS online. It is not uncommon for a SOLIDWORKS user to have two or more workstations, and being able to work from different locations or on the go is key to maintaining productivity.

    Depending on what type of SOLIDWORKS license you currently own, you have different options for accessing SOLIDWORKS online. In this article, we will discuss options for network and standalone SOLIDWORKS licenses, as well as the SOLIDWORKS Connected product through the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. If you’re looking into purchasing SOLIDWORKS for the first time, you will want to consider these differences when deciding what type of license is best for you.


    Cloud-Based 3D Design with xApps - Part 8: Product Communicator

    September 10, 2021

    Communicating with the customer is key and we need to make sure that the instructions that accompany products are clear and concise. For this part of our 3DEXPERIENCE project, we are working on instructions that show the user how to remove the saw blade in order to clean or replace it. We will use xHighlight through the Product Communicator Role on the platform to generate technical illustrations that will be included in our User Manual.


    Cloud-Based 3D Design with xApps - Part 4: 3D Sculptor and 3D Creator

    September 6, 2021

    In this part of our 3DEXPERIENCE platform circular saw project, we are designing the handgrip for the front of the saw.  The handgrip needs to be ergonomic, and therefore will require the main grip body to be a smooth, organic shape. We will also need more rigid parametric features for the base, stem and mounting holes. So to accomplish all this we are going to utilize design tools from the 3D Sculptor Role (xShape) and 3D Creator Role (xDesign) to create our component. Let’s get started!


    The Cutting Edge of Design - Part 6: Design Changes in xShape

    July 14, 2021

    The 3DEXPERIENCE platform brings you a better design experience and improves cross-functional communication with your different teams. Often we must revise our designs. The ability to collaborate in real-time with issues and solutions is an incredible benefit to using a cloud-enabled platform.

    In the last part of this project series, we discussed managing our data within the platform. However, during the design process, we noticed some interference between the handle and the internal components which needed to be resolved. Today in xShape, we will edit the original handle component to accommodate the motor and make some additional design changes.


    The Cutting Edge of Design - Part 4: Subdivision Modeling with xShape

    July 12, 2021

    The SOLIDWORKS 3DEXPERIENCE platform can empower you and your team to create impressive designs using a real-time ecosystem that connects people, ideas and data. We're going to show you how that applies to a real-life project with this ongoing series.  

    Recently in our carving knife handle project, we discussed the connection of those design elements and how this collaborative ecosystem makes project elements available to your whole team. Today, we will be getting into the creation of an ergonomic handle design for our electric carving knife project. As a designer, you will see there are some great tools that it’s hard to do without, one of which is xShape.